Behold the Flying Bathtub Drone! | Nerdist

Although flying cars remain elusive, aviation technology has come a long way since Orville and Wilbur Wright built the world’s first successful airplane over a century ago. But even the Wright brothers can’t claim to be the first men to make a bathtub fly. That questionable honor belongs to the crew behind the YouTube channel, The Real Life Guys, who created a working drone from a bathtub. It’s an absolutely ridiculous idea, but making bathtubs i…

Who’s the best drone pilot in the world? Las Vegas championship challenge will award $50000 prize …

Who's the best drone pilot in the world? Las Vegas championship challenge will award $50000 prize

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Semi-professionals wearing virtual reality headgear compete for a $50,000 cash prize in the Challengers Cup Final on Friday and Saturday at the South Point hotel-casino at 9777 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

First method to detect illicit drone filming developed

First method to detect illicit drone filming developed

The first technique to detect a drone camera illicitly capturing video is revealed in a new study published by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Weizmann Institute of Science cyber security researchers. The study addresses increasing concerns about the proliferation of drone use for personal and business applications and how it is impinging on privacy and safety.

Drone trends to watch in 2018: Big data, flying taxis, and home security

Drone trends to watch in 2018: Big data, flying taxis, and home security

Drones are going to see significant new capabilities in 2018. The use of multiple high-functioning cameras as well as upgraded Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) will enhance navigational acumen far beyond that of today’s drone models. This, combined with ultra-fast charging and longer-lasting batteries, means the drones of 2018 will have far greater range and performance flexibility.